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Cumin Kale Brown Rice with Red Quinoa – More fun than it sounds

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Kale has got to be one of my favourite green veggies and it is an amazing superfood rich in beta carotene, vitamin K and calcium. So many health benefits.

I personally like the baby black kale as I find the leaves are slightly softer and it takes less time to remove the less palatable stems. To do this, I use kitchen scissors then layer the leaves and slice long strips like cabbage. Quinoa is all the rage, high in protein gluten free and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Red quinoa (it can be white) cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed into a paste with salt
  • Olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Chicken stock (reduced salt, home made or a good quality brand from your local butcher preferable) or water

Method

  1. Cook and drain quinoa and set aside
  2. Pan fry onions with garlic and cumin seeds in olive oil then stir through the rice
  3. Add chicken stock or water (enough to cover 2cms over the level of rice) allow to come to the boil then pop on a lid and simmer gently until partially absorbed. At this stage, stir through the kale and continue until the rice is cooked through. Keep and eye on the level of stock or water and add more if the rice needs more cooking time
  4. Once cooked stir through the quinoa, adjust seasoning and serve

Kazza’s Krunchie Muesli Munch

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A combination of low GI dried fruit, nuts, seeds and the all important super foods, this muesli will keep you full all morning and give you that much needed burst of energy we all need to start the day. The beauty of this recipe is it can be changed to suit your tastes, mood and what you have left in your pantry! I highly recommend buying nuts, seeds and dried fruit in bulk so you're not not needing to replace these foods too frequently. You will also save time and energy better spent squeezing in another workout! I prepare a batch of this muesli mix in a 3 litre container and it lasts me ages! Serve with fresh berries, grated green apple, natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Low fat dairy, soy or unsweetened almond milk is optional OR coconut water!

Muesli Breakfast Jar

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Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups natural rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup of currants
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of dried Turkish apricots. Snipped to the size you like.
  • 1/4 cup black Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup x *Royal Quinoa puffed
  • 1 cup raw almonds kept whole or roughly chopped OR 1 cup of roughly chopped Brazilian nuts (I keep mine whole)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of Granola
  • 3/4 cup of macadamia nuts roughly chopped
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Method Measure out and toss all the ingredients in a large bowl then transfer to your storage container. *Note: Royal Quinoa Puffed is available from Organic Grocers and speciality independent supermarkets

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